Thursday, 21 August 2014

Matthew Stewart on Ben Wilkinson

Matthew Stewart, at Rogue Strands, has posted an excellent review of Ben Wilkinson's chapbook For Real, from Smith/Doorstop.

I'm in almost total agreement with Matthew about it. It is, in its own way, a very raw and emotionally honest book, and all the more affecting for that, but that's not to say that Wilkinson's writing isn't considered and absolutely sure-footed throughout.

Anyway, I'll post my own review when I finally get round to finishing it, but in the meantime, do yourself two favours. Read Matthew's review, and buy Ben's book.

2 comments:

Edward Ferrari said...

Looking forward to your review.

Definitely agree with Matthew's verdict and glad you do too. Would love to know what you think of my attempt, which you can find on ROY:

http://therepublicofyorkshire.blogspot.com/2014/06/for-real-ben-wilkinson.html.

Matt Merritt said...

Thanks Edward - very much enjoyed your take on it, and your blog generally. I'll look forward to following it.